It was a time of civil war in Japan known as the Sengoku or “warring states” Period. Since the Onin War (1467-1478), the razing of Kyoto, and the subsequent weak rule of the Azuchi military rulers, all social order in the county had fallen into complete anarchy. In the summer of 1529 A.D., three ronin, recently made masterless when their own master was killed, search for honor and, instead, find terror and horror.
Over the summer, I usually run scenarios for Call of Cthulhu in different time periods and this summer proved no exception. Some players wanted to try feudal Japan so, this year, I ran scenario “The Iron-Banded Box” by Michael Dziensinski from Strange Aeons II. We played on June 24, 2018. My players were Kyle, John, and Ben. This entire game was played on June 24, but the recorder shut off so I had to pull audio from the video recordings. This is the second of the transferred videos.
The role playing journals for the session can be found here: